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Civil Rights: There is Still Work to be Done

July 2, 2014

The Huffington Post today published “15 Charts That Prove We Are Far From Post-Racial.” We have no doubt made progress since President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act 50 years ago, but there is still plenty of work to be done especially in the education arena. Below is one of the eye-opening charts. See other charts related to education, wealth disparity, and incarceration in the Post’s Black Voices.

“A 10 percentage-point increase in the share of nonwhite students in a school is associated with a $75 decrease in per student spending,” a 2012 analysis of Department Education data by the Center For American Progress found.

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